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Inside of microwave hot to the touch

The microwave is heating just fine - but the interior is quite hot to the touch. Top, bottom and sides, as well as the removable glass bottom.

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Is it newer?

also i am wondering why you are touching the inside of your microwave ? (not being funny)

If it is something that is causing water to boil and steam when flicked/dropped on the inside you might have a concern, but you have to look at the wattage of newer microwaves as it progresses so will the heat generated inside.

i can say if you dont feel safe having it in your home then sell it or take it back but as long as it is not catching fire then i would say it is within normal operating perimeters.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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